Friday, October 12, 2001
Definitions for mulct
- A fine or penalty.
- To punish for an offense or misdemeanor by imposing a fine or demanding a forfeiture.
- To obtain by fraud or deception.
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Citations for mulct
Officials repaid such loans by mulcting the public in a variety of legal and extra-legal ways.
The fact that major corporations don't have to pay their own way, and instead are able to enlist legislators to mulct common citizens -- and businesses with more modest Washington connections -- deforms the entire political system.
Origin of mulct
Mulct comes from Latin multa, "a fine."